Re: OT: St. David's Day
- Well done Peggy,
I have a few add ons.
> St David's Day is celebrated in Wales on 1 March, in honour of DewiSant or
> St David, the patron saint of Wales. Little is known about him forcertain
It should be remembered that his family was very well placed. His
brothers Lewi and Hewi, who had great potential as military leaders
though unfortunately no-one could understand them due to speech
impedimates, ended as Duck-a-la-Turnip (oranges not having been
introduced to Europe as yet.) So, they were Ducs hoisted by their own
canard as it were.
Grandfather Scrooge McDuck, from the Scots lands was well known for
his frugality and was once nominated for sainthood by getting blood
from a stone.
Donald and Daisy were known as sad creatures unable to wear clothing
on their nether regions and as such are often regarded by some
segments of the historical community as mystics and by others as
Cousin Daffi was just a loony completely tuned out from society.
> My father's side is pure Welsh, so:You can get an ointment for that.
>His motherJust say No!
> was called Non,
and his father, Sant, was the son of Ceredig, King of
> Ceredigion.A rather ir-religious name if I do say so myself.
> performed when he was preaching at the Synod of Llanddewibrefi -Say that five times fast (thatthatthat -thankyou)
> How much truth is in this account of his life by Rhigyfarch is hardto tell.
Ummm, can I hazard a guess?
>From this period on, he was frequently referred toGlyn Cothi.
> in the work of medieval Welsh poets such as Iolo Goch and Lewys
Translates as 'Lewi-without-Clothes,' an old family trait.
> In 1398, it was ordained that his feast-day was to be kept by everychurch
> in the Province of Canterbury.Strangely some people can't abide Canterbury but should quickly trot
off to see it.
> Now March 1 is celebrated by schools and cultural societiesNot an oximoron I'll have you know!
>It is custom to wear a leak or a daffodil, two of our nationalemblems -
I saw someone wearing a brea on his head once. Sorry Craig.
and for young girls to wear the national
> costume.And others wear?
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